Malus pumila

Apple

Edible Apples and ornamental Crabapples have masses of spring flowers that emerge before the leaves. Hundreds of Apple varieties are grown for cider, cooking, eating, or a combination of uses. Each type, including dwarf and semi-dwarf, has its own climate preferences and harvest dates. However, some types of Apple tree can be found to grow in every state in the United States. Single- or semi-double flowering trees have red, orange, or yellow Apples that ripen from midsummer into autumn. Double-flowering Crabapples seldom produce fruit. Crabapples do well in lawns, in the foreground of borders, or closely planted in rows, as high screens. They tolerate a range of soils, from acid to slightly alkaline, and from rocky to wet. Stake newly planted trees. Protect the fruit from birds. Prune damaged, diseased, dead or rubbing branches. Remove suckers in early summer.
Malus pumila, Apple
Cortland and Gravenstein are two popular choices. Regularly fertilize, prune, spray, and water for optimum fruit. Watch for apple maggots, codling moths, scab, and fireblight.

Attributes - Malus pumila

Plant Type: Tree

Bloom Season: Mid Spring

Flower Color: Pink, White

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 20 ft. to 30 ft.

Width: 35 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil. Edible, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Aphids.

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